The Dave Margen Interview


My guest today hails from a bastion of regional arts and entertainment. Berkeley California grew out of the Kerouac and Ginsberg beats whose howling gave way to a mindset of creativity by embracing all cultures to form one race, the human race.

My guest developed his chops as a Bass player through playing on the bandstand with Salsa De Berkeley and other gigs at Andre's or Jimbo's Bop city or The Record Plant with Mingo Lewis. Mixing a slapping bass style with Latin impulses funk rock. Locking the groove with Carlos Santana when time stood still as my guest traveled the world during the age of guitar hero. He listens, he collaborates he continues to be fed by the music.

In the early 1980s my guest merged with Grateful Dead drummer Billy Kreutzmann to form one of the most stealth Berkeley bands that eventually turned into "Go Ahead" with Brent Mydland and Alex Ligertwood partying and playing Sweaty bars and clubs. He continues to play music in his band today or head up to his cabin in the hills to clear his head.

David Margen welcome to the JFS


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